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How to get to the IDEA Conference 2002

Before you get directions, please note that the conference begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 27th. Since we are anticipating several hundred participants, we recommend that you arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 pm to ensure enough time to pick up your registration materials before the conference officially begins. For information about places to stay in San Francisco, please click here.

The Conference will be held in the McLaren Center and the Harney Science Center at the University of San Francisco (USF). Here are directions and a map to USF (using modified maps and directions from USF Directions and USF Bay Area Map pages):

USF is located at 2345 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, Ca, 94117:



Traveling South From the Golden Gate Bridge/North Bay
After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, stay in the right lane and take the 19th Avenue exit. Turn right on Cabrillo Street and then left onto 14th Avenue. Proceed to Fulton Street and make a left. At the top of the hill, turn left on Parker Avenue and then right on Golden Gate Avenue. Proceed to the visitor's entrance on Golden Gate between Kittredge Terrace and Roselyn Terrace.

Traveling West From the Bay Bridge/East Bay
After crossing the Bay Bridge, follow the signs for the Fell Street/Mission Street exit. Take the Fell Street exit. Stay on Fell Street for approximately two miles. Make a right on Shrader Street and a right on Golden Gate Avenue. Proceed to the visitor's entrance on Golden Gate between Kittredge Terrace and Roselyn Terrace.

Traveling North from the Peninsula
Take Highway 280 Northbound. Take the 19th Avenue exit. Stay on 19th Avenue for approximately three miles. Make a right on Fulton Street. At the top of the hill, turn left on Parker Avenue and then right on Golden Gate Avenue. Proceed to the visitor's entrance on Golden Gate between Kittredge Terrace and Roselyn Terrace.

Traveling North From San Jose/South Bay
Take Highway 101 Northbound. Once in San Francisco, follow the signs for the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Fell Street exit. Stay on Fell Street for approximately two miles. Make a right on Shrader Street, which will turn into Parker Ave once you cross Fulton. Proceed on Parker, then turn right on Golden Gate Avenue. Proceed to the visitor's entrance on Golden Gate between Kittredge Terrace and Roselyn Terrace.

Public Transportation to USF:
Public transportation within San Francisco requires taking the #5 Fulton bus (SF Muni bus route: http://www.transitinfo.org/cgi-bin/muni/timetable?C=MU&R=5&M=M).

After you arrive at USF:
The main conference sessions are being held in the McLaren Center (MC), pictured in the map below (modified from the USF Campus Map Page). Concurrent sessions will be held in McLaren, and also in nearby Harney Science Center (HR). Campus maps will also be provided at the conference.

Building Map of the University of San Francisco McLaren Center Harney Science Center
Map Legend:
CA Campion Hall CO Cowell Hall
GI Gillson Hall GL Gleeson Library/Geschke Center
HH Hayes-Healy Hall HR Harney Science Center
MC McLaren Center MG Memorial Gymnasium
PH Phelan Hall SI Saint Ignatius Church
UL Ulrich Field UC University Center
XA Xavier Hall P Underground Parking Structure

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about the conference--we can be e-mailed at conference@ideacenter.org. Thanks so much for your interest and for registering. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any immediate questions about the conference, please feel free to e-mail us at "conference@ideacenter.org".